Paradigm Changes in Dentistry

Dr. Gordon Christiansen
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Nebraska East Student Union,

Great Plains Room,

1705 Arbor Drive,

Lincoln, NE

Speaker: Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Credits: 5 CE hours
Check-In 7:45 a.m. CST
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST
Classification Fee
Dentist $259
Auxiliary $159


7:45 a.m.    
Class : 8:00 a.m. -  10:00 a.m. 
Break: 10:00 a.m. -  10:15 a.m. 
Class: 10:15 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.

Parking is complimentary.  Parking Permits will be mailed out two weeks prior to the conference date.

Lunch is also included.  Please select your lunch option when you register online.

Speaker Biography:

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named CRA).  Currently, Dr. Rella Christensen is the Director of the TRAC Research Division of the CR Foundation.  Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.  Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates. Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington.  Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry.  Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely.  Gordon and Rella's sons are dentists.  William is a Prosthodontist, and Michael is a General Dentist.  Their daughter, Carlene is an administrator for a dental distributor company.He is a member of numerous professional organizations.

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Paradigm Changes in Dentistry (5 CE hours) 

Course Description:

This presentation includes many identifiable ongoing and predicted changes in the profession that will influence dental practice, research, and patient care. Each of these changes requires observation by the respective groups influenced, plans for change, and implementation of the changes.

Learning Objectives:

On the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Name at least ten major changes taking place in the dental profession.
  2. Discuss the potential influence of the changes on their activity.
  3. Implement needed changes in their organizations. 

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The college is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 5 continuing education credits.   


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